The Oyster Box


The Oyster Box is located near the Umhlanga Village Center. It is right at the edge of the ocean and has an antique aura to it with contemporary facilities. The hotel is close to many of the city’s high points.

You are offered many activities within this region. Visit the Ushaka Marine World, Sun Coast Casino, or the Gateway Theatre of Shopping. You can enjoy the amazing beaches here too.

The Natal Midlands and Drakensberg Mountains are not very far away from you too. You are also close by to experience the Big 5 safari at nearby Game Parks.


  • Fantastic location, set right on the beach
  • Charming, restored grand hotel with an old-world colonial flair
  • Beautifully designed and decorated spaces
  • Three impressive restaurants to choose from
  • Decadent oysters & champagne on the balcony
  • Impeccable personal service & privacy

Recent Press

  • Tripadvisor Travelers’ Choice Awards 2016 – #1 of Top 25 Hotels in South Africa, Member of Leading Hotels of the World
  • Tripadvisor Travelers’ Choice Awards 2016 – #4 of Top 25 Hotels in Africa

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South Africa, Kwazulu-Natal, Kwazulu-Natal Coast

Type of Accommodation

Boutique Hotel

Comfort Level



The hotel has equipped itself to provide you with all sorts of convenience including beautiful gardens, two swimming pools, a relaxing spa and a fitness center.

There are popular bars here, the Chukka Bar overlooking the ocean and the Lighthouse Bar overlooking beachfront. The Oyster Bar itself has a dual view, of the pool and ocean. You can enjoy your time relaxing with drinks here.

General Facilities

  • Spa
  • Swimming Pool
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Gym
  • Children’s Club


The Oyster Box offers three restaurants for you to dine at.

The Grill Room is a stylish dining restaurant with fresh seafood as their specialty. Meals are served with the best available wine; local or international.

The second option is The Ocean Terrace which overlooks the ocean and is a casual eatery. The menu features a variety of pizzas, Indian cuisines, and English breakfast buffets.

The last restaurant is The Palm Court Restaurant, which blends in with the Oyster Box Hotel as the hotel inspires its architecture with the surroundings. It is another casual dining restaurant, which has an airy courtyard. It is a great place for tea time talks in the afternoon.


Sea Facing Cabana

Sea Facing Cabanas have incredible views of the ocean’s edge. They are located on the hotel’s ground floor and have an island like feel to them. They are equipped with king size and four-poster beds. You also have your private courtyard.

Luxury Sea-Facing Room

Opening their balcony to the sights of the iconic Umhlanga lighthouse is the Luxury Sea Facing Room of the hotel. They come with en-suite bathrooms with separate showers.

Garden Villa Loft

The Garden Villa Lofts are stand-alone rooms providing an extreme luxury accommodation.

Classic Sea Facing Room

There are eighty-six Classic Sea Facing Rooms at The Oyster Box. They provide both comfort and style. These rooms offer everything the classic room offers an additional feature of a balcony overlooking the iconic Umhlanga lighthouse.

Classic Room

Classic Rooms provide a tranquil environment as they overlook the gardens and come with all facilities you require at your vacation. The suite is air-conditioned and has an en-suite bathroom.

Room Amenities

Classic Room AMENITIES

  • Air conditioning
  • Fan
  • Hairdryer
  • Mini bar
  • Safe in room
  • Tea & coffee-making facilities
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • Wi-fi available in room

Other Room Types

The Classic Sea Facing Rooms offer everything that the Classic Rooms do, but here you’ll have the bonus of a balcony that overlooks Umhlanga’s iconic lighthouse and the breathtaking coastline.

The Luxury Sea Facing Rooms each have a balcony that opens onto views of Umhlanga’s iconic lighthouse and en suite bathrooms that have separate showers.

The Sea Facing Cabanas offer exceptionally beautiful views of the water’s edge and are situated on the ground floor to create a relaxed, yet stylish, island feel. Enjoy your own private patio and king-sized, 4-poster beds.

The Garden Villa Lofts are beautiful, stand-alone units that offer the ultimate in luxurious accommodation.


  • Beach activities
  • Local village visits
  • Day tours

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Our rates are per person sharing unless we note differently.

Please treat all pricing as a guide only:

  • All rates are subject to availability and may change without notice
  • Single supplements may apply
  • Rates may be different for different room types
  • The most competitive rates for accommodation are available in our tailored packages

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